Featured Murrells Inlet Restaurant: Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Classic Italian cuisine with a coastal flare! That’s what this month’s featured Murrells Inlet restaurant Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar is all about.

#1 On TripAdvisor.com

Although they have only been open since the summer of 2016 here in the Inlet, Costa is the #1 ranked seafood restaurant according to TripAdvisor.com. That says a lot considering Murrells Inlet is known as the seafood capital of South Carolina. By using fresh, local ingredients, Costa has been able to capture the hearts of not only the tourists, but also the locals. For restaurants to be able to stay afloat in the offseason, it’s extremely important to be have a good local customer base. Unique food specials and homemade Italian dishes have done just that!


Owner Jimmy Pronesti was born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and he brings that blue collar work ethic to the restaurant every day. General Manager Harold Howell brings personality that makes you feel like you are a part of the family. The cozy ambiance makes you feel at ease, as opposed to the intimidation of a lot of higher end restaurants in the area.

What To Order

More often than not, Costa will offer guests their Burrata appetizer. This soft mozzarella cheese is typically served with a seasonal fruit (pears, peaches, etc.), arugula, red onion, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette on a rustic wooden board. If you see this on their chalkboard full of daily specials, order it!

Other appetizers to consider: Stuffed Banana Peppers, Meatballs (better than Grandma used to make), Fried Asparagus

For your entree, Costa offers several fresh fish and seafood options. One of our favorites is the Spicy Crab & Lemon with oven roasted tomatoes, charred corn, preserved lemon, arugula, and chili pepper tossed with fresh fettuccine. It’s like a symphony of flavors in your mouth!

Other entrees to consider: Pan Seared Diver Scallops (best at the beach), 18 oz. Ribeye

Location & Hours

Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar is located adjacent to the Inlet Sports Lodge at 4606 US-17 BUS Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576. They are open from 11:30am to 10:00pm every day for lunch and dinner.

View their menu at CostaMyrtleBeach.com »